Native of North Carolina. I became interested in family history in May 2010 when my mother's sister passed away. All three sisters had passed within three years! It made me realize that the older generation was leaving and if I wanted to know more about our family, I better start asking questions! I got very interested in family history and discovered that I really enjoy visiting eastern NC cemeteries, taking pictures of headstones, and figuring out who the people were and if/how they were related to me. I focus on Martin County (my dad's family) and Wilson County (my mom's family).
I am a member of the DAR. John Jackson Morgan Sr of Nash County, NC is the first Revolutionary War patriot I have been able to prove my connection to.
This hobby (obsession?) has been a real blessing in many ways. The best part is meeting relatives I never knew I had, and becoming friends with some of the most wonderful people I've ever known.
When contacting me about a memorial or photo I have added, PLEASE INCLUDE THE MEMORIAL NUMBER.
RE: Nolleys in Maplewood Cemetery, Wilson, NC THANK YOU! I have noticed your name at this cemetery a lot... personally I would like to thank you for all you have dome here. I have request the Nolley's that is kin. This is a work in progress for me too. Thank you for your help... it shows that you have put your heart in to this
Thank you for the photo of Willie Pharoah Bunn. We appreicate you taking the time to go and get the photo of the headstone. And we also wanted to thank you for all of the other photos that you have taken for us in the past, as well as all of the other volunteers who have helped people who are not able to go to these cemeteries and take the photos of our loved ones!
RE: Thomas J Newsom Isn't that wonderful, to see a new headstone for TJN? I sponsored his memorial page a few minutes ago... so now there is extra room for more photos. Thank you so much for your email message, and for adding the two new photos too... what a nice surprise! Martha
89195980 Hello and Thank you for all of your work! Can you link N Rachel Vick Batts (number above) with her parents and siblings - parents are N O Norville Vick 70349136 and J Bowen Vick 70349513 (buried in Wilson NC Maplewood Cemetery). Brothers are J R Vick 113077179 and W T Vick 90632366. I am a descendant of J(John) R(Richard) Vick as he was my Mom's mom. I recall Uncle Billy well (William Thomas). I heard people speak of Aunt Rachel but do not truly know her - I knew of her daughter Gertrude. I can find census data to support this - let me know if you need it. Again, thank you, Sally (Tapp) Williford now of Cary NC email@example.com
re: Leonard Godwin Thank you so much. I have no idea why I had him in Clayton. I have his death certificate and in my records as being in Wilson. I must have been half asleep. Thank you for allowing me to edit his burial location and not creating a new memorial. You are very kind. Great photo.